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  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 17, 2016
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4
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  • Summary: The second season picks up from the end of the first season finale with Rhoades and Axelrod trying to destroy the other by increasingly intense gambits.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Josh Wilding
    Feb 13, 2017
    90
    Billions still boasts the same wonderfully meaty dialogue which helped it stand out during its debut year, while the anecdotes told by the characters prove to be every bit as captivating (this time, it’s a fascinating tale of a chess game in the park). It’s ultimately the characters who remain the main draw here, though. Their complexity is a treat to behold.
  2. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Feb 21, 2017
    80
    Billions hasn’t abandoned any of the various subtexts that make it so absorbing; in fact, the decreased furor means it brings more attention to those themes.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    Reviewed by: Ray Rahman
    Feb 11, 2017
    75
    The prospect of watching a (maybe) corrupt, hard-to-nail New York billionaire grow his empire is suddenly more interesting. [17 Feb 2017, p.55]
  4. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Feb 13, 2017
    75
    What Billions offers is vicarious revelry in stylish power, exuding a trashy, toxic purity.
  5. Reviewed by: Ben Travers
    Feb 21, 2017
    58
    With a few new characters of mixed importance and a lower ratio of fresh-to-good storylines, Billions hasn’t advanced in its second season. It’s just provided more toys for Chuck and Axe to fight over.
  6. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Feb 17, 2017
    30
    It’s all nutty, and much of it defies logic as it flies by with the help of sleek production values and fast editing. But the bigger problem is the acting, or should I say over-acting.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Mar 1, 2017
    10
    The first season was brilliant and so far season 2 has surpassed my expectations. Great characters, humour, and a fascinating story line.The first season was brilliant and so far season 2 has surpassed my expectations. Great characters, humour, and a fascinating story line.

    One of the best shows out there at the moment.
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  2. Jun 1, 2018
    10
    It was a slow burn all season. Wondering just how Chuck was gonna get to Bobby kept me interested all season long and the finale was theIt was a slow burn all season. Wondering just how Chuck was gonna get to Bobby kept me interested all season long and the finale was the payoff. It was a great end to a brilliant season that just clicked. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2017
    9
    This show gets better all the time, as the main protagonists plot and scheme. Wonderful storyline, totally believable acting, with tensionThis show gets better all the time, as the main protagonists plot and scheme. Wonderful storyline, totally believable acting, with tension being created in every episode. Axelrod has to win, the government can't use the law in this way (See, I'm a believer, it's working). Expand
  4. Jun 22, 2018
    7
    Season two raises the stakes for literally every character, tensions get higher, and overall, it's just more fun. The season had a slowSeason two raises the stakes for literally every character, tensions get higher, and overall, it's just more fun. The season had a slow beginning, but it got more intense as the episodes went by. This show captivated me, and I'm surprised to hear myself say that I finally found a show that's unique, enticing, and so amusing to watch. Expand
  5. Feb 19, 2017
    7
    'Billions' season 2 starts in a smarter way than the previous one, using its wit to plunge some humor among the seriousness of its plot. It'Billions' season 2 starts in a smarter way than the previous one, using its wit to plunge some humor among the seriousness of its plot. It still needs to grow a little bit, but for now, it's a very good start. Expand
  6. Dec 28, 2017
    2
    Billions fails to maintain its early momentum and move on from being a dramatised pissing contest. Storytelling gimmicks from Season 1Billions fails to maintain its early momentum and move on from being a dramatised pissing contest. Storytelling gimmicks from Season 1 continue. Sloppy scriptwriting and confusing lurches in tone reveal that the showrunners have divergent ideas about what Billions is supposed to be. The result is a tedious shambles that sells the excellent cast short and is unreasonably impressed by itself. Expand
  7. jom
    Jul 11, 2017
    0
    Tried to give it a shot again with season two, but it continued to be unwatchable. Had to quit mid-way through. The cast is great, but theTried to give it a shot again with season two, but it continued to be unwatchable. Had to quit mid-way through. The cast is great, but the writing is sub-par. Don't waste your time. Expand

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